There was never another school in the mix for Moore, who said that he's been talking with Terp coaches since 10th grade, deciding which position he'll play. They decided just this year that the 6-2, 235 Moore would play fullback.
However, don't let his size fool you. Moore can move.
“I broke off this 56-yard run on Saturday,” he said. “I think people underestimate my speed because I'm so big. That's one of my best attributes.”
Moore says the fastest he's been timed on the 40-yard dash is 4.59 seconds, so he can be a dangerous size/speed combination for the Terps down the road.
However, Moore knows that with the Terps stockpile of young, talented running backs, his job is mainly going to be paving the way for the likes of Da'Rel Scott, Davin Meggett, Caleb Porzel, Gary Douglas and D.J. Adams.
“Mainly, I'm planning to come in and help out,” Moore said. “Throw my body, hit the hole, pick up some linebackers, get them some running room so they can score; just being a piece of the puzzle.”
Since he's only been playing fullback for a year, Moore said he still needs to work on his blocking, but he said that the perfect place do that is with the coaches at Maryland.
“I'm working on keeping my feet moving, driving my feet” said Moore. “I'm good at the point of attack, I just need to keep the push going.”
Moore also said he's an avid churchgoer (he goes every Sunday) and plays the drums. The Terps hope most of the banging he'll be doing is in the trenches.